Annoying, but excellent,
This review is from: Girls Girls Girls [CASSETTE] (Audio Cassette)
This came out in 1986 and has highlights of his first ten years, almost all tracks recorded with the Attractions. When I bought it at the time of release I had to buy the two cassettes separately. Why annoying? EC chose to have significantly different track selections across the three formats so each format had tracks not available to the others. The three formats were full to capacity, so 2 x 50 min lps, 2 x 70 min cds on 2 x90 min cassettes. Hence I chose the cassette.
If you're new to Elvis Costello you may prefer to start with The Best Of The First 10 Yearswhich is a single cd covering the same period, then move on to the albums as the mood takes you.